Colorful holiday lights adorning houses and trees is a tradition seen everywhere during the months of November and December. In recent years, these lights have began the transition to become fully LED. It is no secret that LED lights are much better for the environment, and you electric bill, than the old fashioned incandescent bulbs.
While it may seem nonsensical to throw away your old-fashioned bulbs that still work fine, it will save you money and save the environment. The price tag of LEDs are more expensive than the incandescent counterpart, but they can last 40-50 years depending on how you care for them. LEDs also used 10 times less energy than a comparable incandescent strand. Producing a strand of LED lights produces about the same amount of greenhouse gases as producing one pound of corn kernels to trim an average sized Christmas tree. "That may seem surprising, since natural, farm-raised popcorn just feels greener than manufactured lights."
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